Scottish potato mogul rakes in £4.6m pay cheque

Rooster potatoes are part of the Albert Bartlett brandThe chief of Scotland’s largest tattie processor took home a pay cheque in excess of £4.6million last year despite the fact his company’s profits fell by a third. Accounts for Airdrie-based Bartlett International Holdings reveal the firm’s only director, Ronnie Bartlett, received a salary of £1,014,261 and a dividend of £3.6million for the year ending May 31, 2016. This compares to a pay cheque of £1,036,568 and a dividend of £3.4million the year before. The accounts, which were filed with Companies House, reveal an increase in turnover against a drop in pre-tax profits. Turnover was up 3% to £149.032million, from £144.569million previously, while pre-tax profits were down by 33% to £5.513million, from £8.198million. More